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bio website dennybrew.com
location Eugene, OR
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I have been a homebrewer for over 15 years and 440 batches. I'm a BJCP National judge and a member of the Governing Committee of the American Homebrewers Assoc.


Aug
14
comment Bringing mash pH down without changing mineral profile too far
It does take some work to learn it, but it's not too bad and it's really paid off for me in terms of better beer.
Aug
14
answered Ways to better utilize hops with a coffeepress?
Aug
14
awarded  Revival
Aug
13
comment Possible to intensify/increase the amount of yeast flavor?
Did everything else remain exactly the same from the previous batch? Same recipe, yeast, fermentation temp? I ask because when I've tried open fermentation I didn't really see any differences at all.
Aug
13
answered Bringing mash pH down without changing mineral profile too far
Aug
13
revised Good Brewing Chemistry Books
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Aug
13
answered Good Brewing Chemistry Books
Aug
13
comment What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
@ brewchez....I look forward to it!
Aug
12
comment What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?
I hope I didn't appear to say that crush doesn't matter at all for steeping. It's still important, although I feel it's a bit less important than for all grain. I do agree that the steeping ratio may have only a minimal impact, but I think it;s better to be safe than sorry.
Aug
12
comment Undershot OG with extract brewing
" I stirred the topped off wort pretty well to aerate it, I would think this would have mixed it fine"...you;d be surprised. I've seen it happen too many times. Unless you used something like a Mixstir for 3-5 minutes, it probably wasn't as well mixed as you think.
Aug
12
revised Undershot OG with extract brewing
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Aug
11
answered Undershot OG with extract brewing
Aug
6
revised Got first 2 kegs and need advice
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Aug
6
comment What solution of hard alcohol is sufficient to sanitize and infuse something for addition to a fermenting beer?
I agree on the adding without sanitizing. I've done that many times and it's never caused a problem. In addition, you don't get the alcohol heat you get by using vodka.
Aug
6
answered Got first 2 kegs and need advice
Jul
30
answered Wheat Ale “stuck” at 1.025?
Jul
28
comment Can wort layering significantly affect OG reading?
Small fractures can develop that you can't even see. I had one crack diagonally as I was rocking it on carpet. I only got minor cuts, but lost all the beer. I've also dropped them when I was holding them sideways. I hate them so much I went to buckets 10+ years ago and never looked back. If you want to keep using carboys, i REALLY urge you to get a MixStir. Very effective aeration, very inexpensive, VERY safe!
Jul
28
comment Can wort layering significantly affect OG reading?
Having broken several carboys, I urge you not to shake it. Too dangerous. Find another way to mix, like using a MixStir.
Jul
26
answered Can wort layering significantly affect OG reading?
Jul
24
answered What is/causes a solvent-like aroma from airlock